The vivacious dancers and floats of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival seem to embody Brazil’s verve and swagger. At the other extreme, there are the unspoiled waterworlds of the Amazon basin and the Pantanal, where all kinds of wildlife flourish in quiet, barely inhabited pockets. Our specialists have a great affection for this cavernous, contradictory country. They’re enthusiastic about showing you its many incarnations on a Brazil tour, perhaps taking you from the undeveloped beaches of the Northeast Coast to the bookish colonial town of Paraty in the south.
We can point you toward experiences that only a vacation to Brazil can offer: you might not expect to find an opera house on the edge of the rainforest, but it exists in Manaus. And, where else can you see capoeiristas refining their dexterous dance-come-martial-art on beaches at sunset — or catch spontaneous bursts of samba drumming in the middle of a busy street?
Suggested itineraries for Brazil
These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to Brazil could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Our expert guides to traveling in Brazil
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Brazil. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Brazil at its best.
My travels in Brazil
Brazil likes to put on a show, as specialist Jeff’s footage shows. Pantaneiros (cowboys) riding across the world’s largest tropical wetland, acrobatic capoeira, and the panoramas of oceanside Rio — you could potentially see it all on your own tailor-made trip.
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